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The Town of Chareslton

Originally the Town of Charleston was a small village settled by the Androvette family who were farmers in 1699. To date many locals know Charleston as the site of the Historic Kreischer Mansion, with the arrival of Balthasar Kreischer (1813–1886), a Bavarian immigrant and founder of the Kreischer Brick Manufactory, the area became known as Kreischerville as…

Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report

The Millennial Buyer | Martino Realty

Millennials are slowly on the rise when it comes to purchasing homes. With this past year and 2017 prices continue to rise and inventory is at a low, leaving millennials subdued and unable to leave their affordable situations. According to NAR Report (Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report), millennials are the share of home…

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Princess Bay Town of the Week

This South Shore neighborhood on Staten Island was once known for its oysters and summer homes.  Used as a fishing village in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Princess Bay was famous for their oysters that could be found in prominent seafood restaurants in Manhattan and London. The Abraham Manee House is one of the…

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Historic Fort Wadsworth

Fort Wadswotrth, one of the oldest military forts in the history of the United States dates back to the Dutch times.  Owned by the Dutch in the 1600’s much of Fort Wadsworth’s Documents come from the British in 1779.Directly adjacent to the Verrazano Bridge, this fort sits on 226 acres on the Northeastern shore of…

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Clove Lakes Park History

Known today for its luscious greenery and recreational activities Clove Lakes Park is a home buyers dream!  Nestled between Grymes Hill and Emerson Hill, Clove Lakes Park derives from the Dutch word, “Kloven” meaning cleft. Clove Lakes Park is the valley and brook between Emerson and Grymes Hills. In 1683 Governor Thomas Dongan was a…